Millions of Germans are stranded as the country's rail operator Deutsche Bahn goes on strike. Around half of train services are canceled in some areas. How do you get to work where you live?
The second phase of Germany's latest rail strike has begun, with passenger services bracing for severe cuts through Sunday. Business groups claim the strike could cost the economy half a billion euros. (05.05.2015)
Germany's business federations have strongly condemned a six-day strike for the hundreds of millions of euros they fear it will cost their members. The strike would be the longest in Deutsche Bahn's history. (04.05.2015)
The German engine drivers' union GDL has defended its weeklong strike, refusing to come to the negotiating table. Ministers have criticized the strike, which will inconvenience millions of commuters across Germany. (04.05.2015)
German train operator Deutsche Bahn needs a basic overhaul, the government's own commissioner has admitted. Long-distance train punctuality sunk to 70 percent last month, further frustrating passengers and staff.
With the deal, one union is to hold off striking for 29 months, but the train drivers' union still has a claim. The German train service has also been criticized by the Swiss.
Deutsche Bahn employees want a pay rise of 7.5 percent. After negotiations broke down on Saturday, staff went on strike and all long-distance traffic came to a standstill.
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